some virtualization issues/comments (qemu,uml)
From: Benedict Verheyen (benedict.verheyen_at_sjki.be)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:21:05 +0100 To: Debian Linux Distro Users Discussion <email@example.com>
I've been looking into UML and qemu for virtualization and testing
distro's and features.
It seems to me that qemu is a nice way to testdrive a distro, upgrading,
checking a new kernel (an issue i've been having with an upgrade from
a woody to a sarge release), testing backups (restore). Even some
proprietary OS runs on it (if that's an advantage, i'll leave that up to
Qemu is also extremely easy to setup.
UML on the other hand seems faster and more suitable to sharing a
machine and giving each person his/her own UML to mess with.
What i'm planning to do in the future for my home lan is making a few
UML's on my current server to provide different hosts for DHCP,DNS, mail
and webserver. I can't see this happening with qemu because it would
probably be a bit to slow.
I haven't played with Xen or vservers yet.
Does anybody know if it's possible for UML to install a distro from a cd
like you can do with qemu? That way you can really test the setup of a
distro. For instance, one could test the debian installer.
Both for UML and Qemu what would be an good way (=easy setup) of sharing
the package cache of the host? Ideally that would be something that can
be used by other hosts on the LAN too.
I'm currently having a look at apt-move
Thanks for any remarks/comments
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